April 21, 2019

Tea Bag Applique

By Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!"
Ideas on how to use this appliques...
*These would be great to apply to any project.
*You can add them to beach towels,
*turn them into a keychain or fridge magnet.
*You can also make several and make a garland.
*Attach a ribbon to make them into bookmarks.

SIZE/MEASUREMENTS
approx. 1.75"height x 1.25"length
...but they can vary based on yarn and hook size.

MATERIALS
*Crochet hook size: 3.5mm (E)
*Worsted weight yarn: Ivory (3yds)
*Embroidery Floss: Black & Cream
*Felt: Light Brown & Pink
*Tapestry Needle
*Matching Thread
*Hot Glue
*Make-up Blush & Q-tip (optional)

PATTERN NOTES - must read...
 Numbers in ( ) at the end of each round/row indicate the total number of stitches.
 Always use stitch markers to mark your rounds.
 There's no need to sl st and/or ch when going to the next round unless stated to do so.
 Always do the 1st stitch where you slip stitch from the previous round.
 The chain, in the beginning, does NOT count as one stitch unless stated otherwise.
 You slip stitch on the first sc not on top of the chain 1.

TEA BAGGY with ivory
  Row 1: ch5, sc in next ch from hook and in next 3 chs, ch1, turn (4)
  Row 2-5: sc in each st across, ch1, turn (4)
  Row 6: sc2tog, sc2tog, ch1, turn (2)
  Row 7: sc in each st across, ch1, turn (2)
  Row 8: sc2tog, ch1, do not turn (1)
  Rnd 1: evenly sc in each st around the entire tea bag and make sure to make 2sc in each corner, sl st into 1st st from previous rnd
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.


ASSEMBLE
     TIP...For anything that I’m going to be using felt, I like to first sketch it out on a white paper and make a stencil of what I need. Then cut it out. Then tape the stencil to the felt and cut it out.
     BAGGY...bend the top down to round 7; leaving round 1 - 6 visible. Sew it in place.
     EYES…using black embroidery floss or thread; embroider the eyes in the position you like best by doing french knots.
     MOUTH...using black embroidery floss or thread; embroider the mouth in the position you like best, the possibilities are endless.
     BLUSH...you can use pink felt and make tiny circles or you can use makeup blush and apply some underneath each side of the eyes.
     TEA...using light brown felt or any color of choice create a stripy wave and glue it at the bottom of the baggy.
      LABEL...using pink felt or any color of choice, make a small rectangle. Fold it in half. Grab any color of embroidery floss, cut a strand (any size you desired), place it inside the folded rectangle and glue it close. The other end of the strand, place it on top of the baggy and secure it. Using black embroidery floss, create a line across where you place the strand of the label.

GLOSSARY:
ch/s:chain/s || sc: single crochet || sc2tog: single crochet 2 stitches together
sl st: slip stitch || st/s: stitch/es || rnd: round || f/o: finish off



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This pattern is an original pattern by Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!" (April 2019). Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint/repost it on your site. You may print and keep a copy for your own personal use. Please do not resell or distribute it.

April 14, 2019

Dolphin Applique

By Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!"
Ideas on how to use this appliques...
*These would be great to apply to any project.
*You can add them to beach towels,
*turn them into a keychain or fridge magnet.
*You can also make several and make a garland.
*Attach a ribbon to make them into bookmarks.

SIZE/MEASUREMENTS
approx. 2"height x 3.15"length
...but they can vary based on yarn and hook size.

MATERIALS
*Crochet hook size: 3.5mm (E)
*Worsted weight yarn: color of choice (4yds)
*Stitch Markers to mark your rounds
*Embroidery Floss: Black
*Tapestry Needle

PATTERN NOTES - must read...
 Numbers in ( ) at the end of each round/row indicate the total number of stitches.
 Always use stitch markers to mark your rounds.
 There's no need to sl st and/or ch when going to the next round unless stated to do so.
 Always do the 1st stitch where you slip stitch from the previous round.
 The chain, in the beginning, does NOT count as one stitch unless stated otherwise.
 You slip stitch on the first sc not on top of the chain 1.

SPECIAL STITCHES
Other side of the foundation chains - this VIDEO explains how to do this technique.
Half Triple Crochet (htr) - Y/O hook twice, insert hook into stitch & pull up a loop (4 loops remaining), Y/O hook & pull thru 2 loops (3 loops remaining), Y/O hook & pull thru the 3 remaining loops.
Picot Stitch - ch3, insert hook into the 3rd chain from hook, y/o & draw up the yarn through all the loops.

Note: when you see a + sign it means all those stitches are supposed to be done in that one particular stitch.
DOLPHIN with color of choice
  Rnd 1: ch11, 2sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next ch, hdc in next 2 chs, 2dc in next ch, dc in next 4 chs, dc+htr+ch2+sl st+picot st+hdc in last ch, other side of the foundation chains hdc in next 2 chs, sc in next 7 chs, sl st into 1st st (27)
  Rnd 2: ch4, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next st, hdc in next st, sl st into 1st st of rnd 1, ch4, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next st, hdc in next st, sl st into 1st st of rnd 1
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

TOP FIN with color of choice
Attach the yarn on the 7th st, ch4, sc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next ch, dc in next ch, sl st into the 9th st
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

BOTTOM FIN with color of choice
Attach the yarn on the 21st st, ch3, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next ch, sl st into the 22nd st
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.


ASSEMBLE
     EYE…using black embroidery floss or thread; embroider an eye in the position you like best.


GLOSSARY:
ch/s:chain/s || sc: single crochet || hdc: half double crochet || dc: double crochet || htr: half triple crochet
sl st: slip stitch || st/s: stitch/es || rnd: round || f/o: finish off || y/o: yarn over



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This pattern is an original pattern by Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!" (April 2019). Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint/repost it on your site. You may print and keep a copy for your own personal use. Please do not resell or distribute it.

April 7, 2019

Round Plush Bunny

By Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!"
     For those who love cute things, this bunny is the perfect size to hold on your palm or attach to your bag as a keychain and be your traveling companion. You can also make a small blanket and attach it to make a lovey for your little one.

SIZE/MEASUREMENTS
approx. 4.25"height x 3"length

MATERIALS
*Crochet hook size: 3.5mm (E)
*Worsted Weight Yarn: White (55yds), Light Pink (2yds), & Light Lavender (2yds)
*Stitch Markers to mark your rounds
*Safety Eyes (10mm)
*Fiberfill
*Tapestry Needle
*Matching Thread
*Pom-pom Maker (size 1-3/8")
*Makeup Blush & Q-tip (optional)

PATTERN NOTES - must read...
 Numbers in ( ) at the end of each round/row indicate the total number of stitches.
 Always use stitch markers to mark your rounds.
 There's no need to sl st and/or ch when going to the next round unless stated to do so.
 Always do the 1st stitch where you slip stitch from the previous round.
 The chain, in the beginning, does NOT count as one stitch unless stated otherwise.
 You slip stitch on the first sc, not on top of the chain 1.

HEAD/BODY with white
  Rnd 1: 6sc in magic ring (6)
  Rnd 2: 2sc in each st around (12)
  Rnd 3: sc in next st, 2sc in next st around (18)
  Rnd 4: sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in next st around (24)
  Rnd 5: sc in next 3 sts, 2sc in next st around (30)
  Rnd 6: sc in next 4 sts, 2sc in next st around (36)
  Rnd 7: sc in next 11 sts, 2sc in next st around (39)
  Rnd 8-13: sc in each st around (39)
  Rnd 14: sc in next 11 sts, sc2tog around (36)
  Rnd 15: sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog around (30)
  Rnd 16: sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog around (24)
If you’re using safety eyes, set your hook aside and place the safety eyes between round 8 and 9; having 5 stitches in between them (1.125” apart). Don’t add the washers just yet. Stuff the head moderately firm while shaping and see if you’re happy with the placement of the eyes. If you are, remove the stuffing and add the washers to the safety eyes and re-stuff the head. 
If you are not using safety eyes; start stuffing the head moderately firm and keep adding fiberfill as you go along.
  Rnd 17: sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog around (18)
  Rnd 18: sc in next st, sc2tog around (12)
  Rnd 19: sc2tog around (6)
F/O and leave a tail for closing. Add any bits of stuffing need it to finish shaping the head/body. Weave in the tail through the final round and draw up tight to close. Secure and weave in the ends.

FEET with white; make 2
  Rnd 1: 6sc in magic ring (6)
  Rnd 2: 3sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts around (10)
  Rnd 3-4: sc in each st around (10)
  Row 1: stuffed lightly, flatten to match up the stitches and sc across, ch1, turn (5)
  Row 2: sc2tog, sc in next st, sc2tog (3)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

ARMS with white; make 2
  Rnd 1: 5sc in magic ring (5)
  Rnd 2-3: sc in each st around (5)
  Rnd 4: sc2tog, sc in next 3 sts (4)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

EARS with white; make 2
  Rnd 1: 4sc in magic ring (4)
  Rnd 2: sc in next st, 2sc in next st around (6)
  Rnd 3: sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in next st around (8)
  Rnd 4: sc in next 3 sts, 2sc in next st around (10)
  Rnd 5: sc in next 4 sts, 2sc in next st around (12)
  Rnd 6: sc in each st around (12)
  Rnd 7: sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog around (10)
  Rnd 8: sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog around (8)
  Rnd 9: sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog around (6)
  Rnd 10: sl st in next 2 sts to give it an even finish
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

FLOWER starting with light pink
  Rnd 1: 5sc in magic ring, in the last st change to light lavender (5)
  Rnd 2: *sl st, ch2, hdc, ch2, sl st into same st* repeat from * to * into the next 4 sts (5 petals)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.


ASSEMBLE
     I recommend pinning the pieces in place before sewing them to make sure you have them in the position you like best before sewing. (Most people like to use the yarn at the end of the finished pieces to sew them in place, but I personally like to use matching thread).
     TIP...For anything that I’m going to be using felt, I like to first sketch it out on a white paper and make a stencil of what I need. Then cut it out. Then tape the stencil to the felt and cut it out.
     FEET...try to find the position you like best. I place mine between round 17 and 18; approx. 0.50" apart. Only sew the 2 last rows from the feet (the flat area) to the body.
     ARMS...no need to stuff them. Align them to the feet and place them on round 11 and 12.
     EARS...there's no need to stuff them, simply flatten them out. Place them on round 4 and 5. Using a q-tip and makeup blush, applied some on the center of the ear like in the picture below. If you don't have any blush, you can also use light pink embroidery floss, thread or yarn.
     FLOWER...sew it in place on either side of the ear.
     TAIL...using a pom-pom maker (size: 1-3/8”) or if you don't have one theirs several ways on how to make them, for example, using cardboard. Be sure to trim it the most that you’re able to so it can be as tiny as possible. Using the ends from the pom-pom, sew it in place on the center back between round 15 and 16.
     NOSE...using light pink embroidery floss, thread or yarn; embroider the nose however you like the possibilities are endless.

GLOSSARY:
ch/s:chain/s || sc: single crochet || hdc: half double crochet || sl st: slip stitch || st/s: stitch/es
sc2tog: single crochet 2 stitches together || rnd: round || f/o: finish off



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This pattern is an original pattern by Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!" (April 2019). Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint/repost it on your site. You may print and keep a copy for your own personal use. Please do not resell or distribute it.

March 12, 2019

Round Plush Boo from Monster's Inc.

By Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!"
     For those who love cute things, Boo is the perfect size to hold on your palm or attach to your bag as a keychain and be your traveling companion. You can also make a small blanket and attach her to make a lovey for your little one.

SIZE/MEASUREMENTS
approx. 3.5"height x 3.5"length

MATERIALS
*Crochet hook size: 3.5mm (E)
*Worsted Weight Yarn: Aran (32yds), Lavender (19yds), Light Lavender (5yds), White (5yds), Light Gray (5yds), Beige (8yds) & Brown (3yds)
*Stitch Markers to mark your rounds
*Fiberfill
*Felt: Black & Pink
*Tapestry Needle
*Matching Thread
*Hot Glue
*Fake Lashes (optional)

PATTERN NOTES - must read...
 Numbers in ( ) at the end of each round/row indicate the total number of stitches.
 Always use stitch markers to mark your rounds.
 There's no need to sl st and/or ch when going to the next round unless stated to do so.
 Always do the 1st stitch where you slip stitch from the previous round.
 The chain, in the beginning, does NOT count as one stitch unless stated otherwise.
 You slip stitch on the first sc, not on top of the chain 1.

SPECIAL STITCHES
Invisible join - this VIDEO explains how to do this technique.

HEAD/BODY with aran
  Rnd 1: 6sc in magic ring (6)
  Rnd 2: 2sc in each st around (12)
  Rnd 3: sc in next st, 2sc in next st around (18)
  Rnd 4: sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in next st around (24)
  Rnd 5: sc in next 3 sts, 2sc in next st around (30)
  Rnd 6: sc in next 4 sts, 2sc in next st around (36)
  Rnd 7-11: sc in each st around (39)
  Rnd 12: sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog around (30)
  Rnd 13: sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog around (24)
Start stuffing the head/body moderately firm.
  Rnd 14: sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog around (18)
  Rnd 15: sc in next st, sc2tog around (12)
  Rnd 16: sc2tog around (6)
F/O and leave a tail for closing. Add any bits of stuffing need it to finish shaping the head/body. Weave in the tail through the final round and draw up tight to close. Secure and weave in the ends.

COSTUME with lavender
  Rnd 1: 6sc in magic ring (6)
  Rnd 2: 2sc in each st around (12)
  Rnd 3: sc in next st, 2sc in next st around (18)
  Rnd 4: sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in next st around (24)
  Rnd 5: sc in next 3 sts, 2sc in next st around (30)
  Rnd 6: sc in next 4 sts, 2sc in next st around (36)
  Rnd 7-12: sc in each st around, in last st change to light lavender (36)
  Rnd 13: sl st in each st around (36)
  Rnd 14: working in the back loops only of the sl st's, sl st into 1st st, ch1, sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog around, join to the 1st st with the invisible join (30)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

COSTUME EYES starting with white; make 2
  Rnd 1: 6sc in magic ring (6)
  Rnd 2: sc in next st, 2sc in next st around (9)
  Rnd 3: sc in each st around, in last st change to light gray (9)
  Rnd 4: sl st in each st around (9)
  Rnd 5: working in the back loops only of the sl st's, sl st into 1st st, ch1, *sc in next st, sc2tog* repeat from * to * around (6)
Stuffed the eye moderately firm since from this point forward you won't need to stuff it anymore because we'll be adding a pipe cleaner to help it bent and stay up.
  Rnd 6: sc in next st, sc2tog around (4)
  Rnd 7-10: sc in each st around (4)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

FEET with beige; make 2
  Rnd 1: 4sc in magic ring (4)
  Rnd 2: 2sc in next st, sc in next st around (6)
  Rnd 3: 2sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts around (8)
  Rnd 4: 2sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts around (10)
  Row 1: stuffed lightly, flatten to match up the stitches and sc across, ch1, turn (5)
  Row 2: sc2tog, sc in next st, sc2tog (3)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

ARMS with beige; make 2
  Rnd 1: 4sc in magic ring (4)
  Rnd 2: sc in each st around (4)
  Rnd 3: 2sc in next st, sc in next st around (6)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.


ASSEMBLE
     I recommend pinning the pieces in place before sewing them to make sure you have them in the position you like best before sewing. (Most people like to use the yarn at the end of the finished pieces to sew them in place, but I personally like to use matching thread).
     TIP...For anything that I’m going to be using felt, I like to first sketch it out on a white paper and make a stencil of what I need. Then cut it out. Then tape the stencil to the felt and cut it out.
     COSTUME...slide it unto the body. If you like you can sew it in place, leaving the light lavender portion unsew. Round 3 to 15 of the body will be visible in the front of the head/body.
     FEET...try to find the position you like best. I place mine between round 11 and 14 of the custome; approx. 0.25" apart. Only sew the 2 last rows from the feet (the flat area) to the body.
     ARMS...try to find the position you like best. Place them between round 12 and 13 of the costume.
     COSTUME EYES...using a pipe cleaner, fold it as many times needed to fit inside. There’s no need to stuff it since the pipe cleaner will take up all the space inside. Place them between round 9 and 10; approx. 0.75" apart.
     BOO'S HAIR...using brown yarn, embroidery her hair from rnd 3 to 5 of the body. You can also use felt and cut it out the way you want it and glue it in place.
     TEETH for the COSTUME...using white felt create the teeth however you like the possibilities are endless and glue them underneath the light lavender portion of the costume that we left unsew.
     HAIR for the COSTUME...with aran color yarn cut 24 strands (6" length each). Fold a strand in half and pass it through round 9 of the costume and pull through a loop, pull tight. Repeat with the remaining strands again and place them around and in between the costume eyes. Trim them to the desired length.
     COSTUME EYES...using black felt make 2 small circles and place them in the center (round 1) of the eyes.
     EYES & EYELASHES...using black felt make 2 circles. If you have fake lashes glue them in the back of the eyes you created before gluing them to the face. Or you can cut 6 or as many as you would like, 1” strands from black thread. Glue the strands to the back of the eyes that you created. Once you have glue those in place trim the eyelashes to the desire length. Repeat on the other eye. Place the black circles between round 8 and 9 of the head/body; approx. 0.75" apart.
     CHEEKS...using pink felt make 2 tiny circles. Place them in round 9 on each side of the eyes. Or you can use makeup blush and apply some.
      EYEBROWS...using brown thread or embroidery floss, embroider them just right above the eyes on round 7. You can make these however you like, but I simply made a slanted line.
     NOSE...using the aran yarn embroider the nose right on the center of the eyes on round 10.

GLOSSARY:
ch/s:chain/s || sc: single crochet || sl st: slip stitch || st/s: stitch/es
sc2tog: single crochet 2 stitches together || rnd: round || f/o: finish off



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Boo and Monster's, Inc. are copyright by Disney.
This pattern is an original pattern by Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!" (March 2019). Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint/repost it on your site. You may print and keep a copy for your own personal use. Please do not resell or distribute it.